Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Baby of the Family

Today is my baby sister Kristin’s 34th birthday.  Kris is the baby of the family. Number 11.  She’s not in my header photo because, well, she wasn’t even thought of yet.  There’s only a mere 9 children in that family photo.

Kristin was the cutest little thing growing up and she still looks so much like she did as a little girl.  She had several nicknames, such as “Sister Christian”, “Chickie”, “Dandelion”.  She was just two years old when we moved to Arkansas and lived in the tent.  She was the flower girl at my wedding when she was 8 years old.  She was/is VERY smart.  She taught herself to read when she was like 4 years old and actually skipped (I believe) the fourth grade.

As adults, she and I have a lot in common and we can spend lots of time talking fashion, old homes, and cute hairstyles. She is a great mother and is expecting her second child in a few months.

Since she is so much younger than me, I thought she’d never seem like a grown-up, but she has grown into a beautiful person, both inside and out.

Having sisters just gets better as you get older!

 Kristin and JimKristin2 Kristin  Kristin1

She could seriously get those bangs going!!

Kristin and Erik

Happy Birthday, “Chick”.  I love you!


Kelley said...

Happy Birthday to Kristin. She and I are close to the same age. I could get my bangs going too! I recognized that time period right off. Ha! I think it is awesome that you guys are so close today.

Susie said...

Happy birthday to Kristin.

Jessica Lane said...

Happy Birthday, Kristin! Did I know that she had a second one on the way? I don't remember... anyway, congrats also!

Dorothy said...

Happy Birthday to Kristen!!! She's a very pretty young woman!

Heather said...

Hi Jacquie!!! I just have a second, but wanted to say thanks so much for your prayers, encouragement, and sweet comments this week....and I am SO THANKFUl that my sweet Avery Kate got to share her birthday with you!!!
I'll get caught up on some blog reading maybe this weekend?!?!? Life with a newborn is wonderful but also crazy!

Kristin said...

Thanks Jacq--it seems i had about as much brow as bangs!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know who is holding Kristin in the first photo, but I totally see Kale!-M

Leigh Ann said...

How sweet! I just love your family! Happy Birthday to Dandelion!